Katherine Paras

Program Manager

Katherine Paras

Kathy joined CCES in 2013 and has since managed program operations, strategy, communications, and community building. She guides the daily work of the center and its scholars toward the fulfillment of the collaboration goals. She is passionate about international education and cross-cultural collaborative models in higher education. Her commitment to women’s empowerment underscores her dedication to CCES’s mission. Before joining CCES, Kathy worked in research administration, fundraising, and development at Harvard.

Kathy earned a B.A. in Arab and Islamic Studies from Wellesley College, has a natural appreciation for foreign languages, history, and art, and is an avid archival researcher. She is fluent in French and has basic conversation skills in Arabic, Greek, and Spanish. In her spare time, she’s produced community events in international women’s cinema and written about the impact of immigration on artistic and literary movements in the early 20th century. In recent years she’s applied her talent for archival research to genealogical studies.